Reports: Legislative

April 15, 2024
In 1995, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 985, which required that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) prepare a yearly report card describing the overall health of its citizens and health‐related issues affecting Louisianans. In addition to informing Louisianans of the overall health circumstances in our state, this annual publication is an effective tool for health planning and evaluating the effectiveness of health programs.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission (LSCC) is a statutorily established advisory body that works to improve the delivery of sickle cell services in Louisiana. The LSCC comprises 17 members representing clinical care systems, supportive services, advocates, and individuals with lived experience.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Rare Disease Advisory Council (LA RDAC) is a statutorily mandated advisory group that is charged with serving in a resource capacity to any public and private agency located in this state that provides services for a person who has been diagnosed with a rare disease. The LA RDAC is administered through the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH or the Department) Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH), which provides staff support and policy expertise to assist the group with carrying out its charge.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Health (BFH), coordinates the Child Death Review (CDR) Program. As mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 40:2019 , CDRs are conducted for unexpected deaths of children under 15 years of age. State and local panels meet to review child deaths, identify risk factors, and provide recommendations for preventive action. The Louisiana CDR Program is primarily funded through the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry grant.